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boric acid

noun bo·ric acid \ˈbr-ik-\

Definition of BORIC ACID

:  a white crystalline acid B(OH)3 obtained from its salts and used especially as a weak antiseptic and fire-retardant

Origin of BORIC ACID

boron
First Known Use: 1869
BORIC ACID Defined for Kids

boric acid

noun bo·ric acid \ˈbr-ik-\

Definition of BORIC ACID for Kids

:  a weak acid containing boron used to kill germs
Medical Dictionary

boric acid

noun

Medical Definition of BORIC ACID

:  a white crystalline acid H3BO3 obtained from its salts and used especially as a weak antiseptic—called also boracic acid, orthoboric acid

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